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Fans show up at Nationals Park

The Nationals and Orioles drew 107,615 fans during their three-game series this weekend at Nationals Park.

The huge turnout had a lot to do with the fact that the Nationals are playing well. They were in third place and on an eight-game winning streak before losing to the Orioles, 7-4, on Sunday.

Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth said when a team puts a good product on the field and starts winning ballgames, the fans will show up.

“I thought it was awesome,” Werth said about the crowds this weekend. “I think this town wants to support a winning team. If we keep winning and playing good, I think this town will be really proud of this team. They will show up every night.”

When Drew Storen entered the game Friday to pick up his 17th save, the crowd was loud when he jogged to the mound.

“That fires me up even more,” Storen said. “I’m already pretty pumped to come in. When you get that kind of ovation, you get that support, it goes a long way. It just makes it a lot of fun.”

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